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DNS server to answer queries from the hosts file.

Posted on 2006-04-26
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Last Modified: 2010-04-18
I have a DNS sever.
I have some internally used URLs that look like part of a public name space but in fact are not.

i.e. eggster.microsoft.com should resolve to and so on.

if I put this info on a hosts file like: eggster.microsoft.com

on a pc and ping eggster.microsoft.com , it pings

however, how can I get the DNS server to answer queries with this information? i.e. when somebody asks the DNS server the address for eggster.microsoft.com , it should first check the hosts file before checking its own database and answer the query with this local ip.
is this at all possible within windows 2000 or 2003?
Question by:eggster34
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Netman66 earned 1500 total points
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You would have to create a zone "microsoft.com" and put the host record in for "eggster".

The problem with this is that you will no longer be able to go to the real Microsoft site.


Author Comment

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yes. that's the obvious solution which I'm not too inclined to do.
alternatively, is there a way to do this with stub zones etc. ? or to say "for any unresolved name for microsoft.com, do a recursive query"?
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No.  If any zone gets added to your DNS it'll either be authoritative or forward to the real domain - you can't get selective.


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